EDMONTON AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder took on the visiting Augustana Vikings to finish off their weekend series. The Thunder were looking for a redemption match after last nights' loss, but unfortunately came up short with a Vikings win of 3 sets to 0.
The first frame opened up in a tense back and forth battle, that resulted in a Vikings in. Both teams struggled with their serves and the Vikings were able to edge the Thunder by 2 points by a score of 26-24. The second set had a very similar story, the lead was exchanged a few times, the in the last couple points of the set, the Vikings capitalized on some big points and was able to topple the Thunder 25-20. The pattern seemed to be consistent in these matches, evenly matched until the bitter end when the Vikings pulled away. The 3rd and final set was won 25-23 to close off the weekend series.
The Vikings have solidified their playoff spot with 26 points and will be facing off against The Kings University on February 8th. The Thunder will be taking on the NAIT Ooks next weekend to continue their playoff hope. The Big Kahuna Player of the Game for the Vikings #12 Payton Bouvier who lead the game in kills with 13. The Player of the Game for the home team Thunder was #4 Emma Derbyshire with a game high 32 assists.